In order to prolong the lifespan of your garage door, it is important to provide regular maintenance. Garage door tune-ups can be done in a number of different ways, but one way that is discussed here in this blog is by lubricating your garage door. At least twice a year, your garage door should be thoroughly lubricated. The springs, the hinges and most importantly the rollers all need to be maintained like this. Most moving parts of a heavy door like this can eventually wear out and break over time, or at least begin to make strange noises. With regular tune-ups, and through lubrication you can help to keep your garage door operating smoothly and quietly.
It is important to use a specific type of lubrication. You must know about the pros and cons of each one. For example, WD-40 is a very common household item and is used for a lubricant for almost anything. However, using WD-40 to lubricate a garage door is not recommended because its actually not a lubricant, its more like a cleaner. It removes rust and residue, not adding a lubricant seal nor helping protect the pieces at all.
Mechanics grease is also not a good choice for garage door lubricant either. The reason why grease is not ideal for lubricating a garage door is because grease is an attractor of dirt and dust. So for moving parts of the mechanical pieces of the door, grease can mess up the smooth operation of your garage door by actually leavening it more dirty and corroded then before.
Instead, Clopay Synthetic Pro Lube for garage doors is a recommend choice to use when lubrication your garage door. Or basically any heavy-duty silicone spray, the thicker the silicone sprays the better. These can be found at your local hardware store! Remember regular garage door maintenance can save you from costly repairs and help to keep your door functioning longer!